Women and Justice takes a sociolegal look at the historical and contemporary state of justice in women's lives. Sheryl Grana thoroughly examines civil justice issues such as marriage, divorce, same-sex coupling, motherhood, education and paid work, as well as criminal justice issues such as women's criminality. Grounded in the framework of the working term, 'quadraplexation,' this text seeks understanding and promotes the continued march toward a more just world for women.
Sheryl J. Grana is associate professor of sociology at University of Minnesota Duluth.
Chapter 1: Why Women and Justice? Chapter 2: Ideas about Women Chapter 3: In the Beginning Chapter 4: The U.S. Constitution and the Notion of Equality Chapter 5: Crime and Criminality Chapter 6: Education Chapter 7: Paid and Unpaid Work Chapter 8: Women Professionals in the Justice System Chapter 9: Unmarried, Married, and Coupled Women's Lives Chapter 10: Economics and Disadvsantage: Women's Poverty Chapter 11: Women, Their Bodies, and Violence Chapter 12: The Housing of Women Criminals Chapter 13: In Closing